Hepatitis B Vaccine Lawsuit

Hepatitis B Vaccine Lawsuit

Our lawyers are evaluating lawsuits for anyone who was diagnosed with a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) after receiving a Hepatitis B vaccine.


Hepatitis B vaccines are immunizations that protect against infections with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Infections can be short-term or permanent. The most serious complications include chronic liver inflammation, scarring, liver cancer, liver failure, and death.

How is Hepatitis B Vaccine Given?

There are several Hepatitis B vaccines on the market in the U.S. for adults and children, including:

  • Engerix-B® (HepB)
  • Recombivax HB® (HepB)
  • Pediarix® (HepB – DTaP – IPV)
  • Twinrix® (Hep A and Hep B)

All of these vaccines are injected with a 0.5-mL shot into the upper arm (deltoid muscle) near the shoulder for people over 2 years old.

Can Hepatitis B Vaccine Cause SIRVA?

When any type of Hepatitis B vaccine is injected too high or too deep into the shoulder, it can potentially cause a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA). This side effect occurs as a result of inflammation or damage to delicate tissues in the shoulder.

Symptoms of SIRVA After Hepatitis B Vaccines

  • Arm pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Intense, stabbing pain
  • Shoulder dysfunction
  • Weakness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Lack of flexibility
  • Inflammation

Hepatitis B Vaccine Lawsuits

If you or your child was diagnosed with a shoulder injury (SIRVA) after receiving any type of Hepatitis B vaccine, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and seek up to $250,000 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

Over $70 Million Paid in SIRVA Lawsuits Since 2011

The VICP does not always pay financial compensation to people who were diagnosed with SIRVA, but around $70 million has been paid to 500 people with SIRVA since 2011. The average payout was $140,000 and the maximum payout for pain and disability is $250,000.

SIRVA Lawsuit Settlements
SIRVA Lawsuit Settlements

Vaccine Side Effects & Injury Lawyers

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If you or a loved one has been the victim of a vaccine side effect, you should contact a vaccine lawyer with experience in this type of complex litigation.

We have recently partnered with Schmidt & Clark, LLP; a Nationally recognized law firm who handles vaccine lawsuits in all 50 states.

The lawyers at the firm offer a Free Confidential Case Evaluation and may be able to obtain financial compensation for you or a loved one by filing a vaccine lawsuit or claim with The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Contact Schmidt & Clark today by using the form below or by calling them directly at (866) 223-3784.

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